Cornelius Steelink in 1948 picketing against WWIII.
Cornelius Steelink first came into contact with AFSC during World War Two, when, as a conscientious objector, he was sent to a CO camp run by AFSC in Northern California. Since then, he's done it all with AFSC. He shares his story with Willie Colon.
Born to a Quaker family in an Indiana house that had been a station on the Underground Railroad, Martha Gwyn heard mention of AFSC in her formative years. But her personal involvement really started in the 1940s when she was a student at Earlham College.
“The work camp movement made a big impression on me,” Martha says. “It accomplished things. It made friends. It contributed to a community in nearly every case. It did lots of things.”
This is a recording of the American Friends Service Committee monthly donor call and program update from October 13, 2011 with General Secretary Shan Cretin and New Hampshire Program Coordinator Arnie Alpert. They discussed AFSC's work for Economic Justice, the federal budget, the cost of 10 years of war, and the growing protest movement around the US.
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